Film & Theater Personalities

Film & Theater personalities work at different capacities and levels in films or theater productions. Even though the term is loosely used to refer to actors and actresses who bring to life the characters they portray on stage or screen, the phrase actually covers a wider range of professionals without whose contributions no film or play can be made. The process of filmmaking begins with a vision created by the director who directs the artistic and cinematic aspects of realizing this vision. A stage director on the other hand has to oversee the setting up of a theatrical production. The casting director selects the actors to play the various roles after auditions while the cinematographer supervises the camera and lighting crews. The art director is responsible for the overseeing the artistic aspects of filmmaking and has to ensure that the overall visual appearance communicates to the audience what the film or play desires to convey. The movements in dance sequences are coordinated by the choreographers, while the action directors manage the stunts and help to create an illusion of physical combat without causing any physical harm to the actors. The overall success of a play or a film largely depends upon the degree of coordination among the various professionals involved in the production process. This section provides information about the life and works of famous film and theater personalities from all over the world.

 1 Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 28, 2020

A versatile actor and an inspiration for a generation of black youths, Chadwick Boseman is best remembered for portraying notable real life black figures like Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and James Brown in their biopics. His excellent performance in Black Panther, though, turned him into a household name.

 2 Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves
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Listed In: Actors, Directors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 2, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, Lebanese

The star of John Wick, Speed and The Matrix films, Keanu Reeves has displayed his wide range as an actor, time and again. The humble Canadian actor has also famously given away his money to recognise the work of crew and to enable the production team to hire good actors.

 3 Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson
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Listed In: Actors, Wrestlers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

A renowned former wrestler with numerous titles under his belt, Dwayne Johnson initially wanted to be a football player but an injury turned him towards wrestling. He soon entered the world of acting, experienced phenomenal success in television and films and became the highest earning male actor in the world.

 4 Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Johnny Depp is one of the most versatile and successful actors in Hollywood today. He wanted to become a musician and became actor by chance.  The star of Pirates of the Caribbean film series is known for selecting challenging roles that have the potential to amaze both audience and critics.

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 5 Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Famous As: Former Governor of California
Birthdate: July 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Austrian, American

Former professional bodybuilder, actor, and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, needs no introduction! One of the most popular figures in the entertainment industry in the 20th century, he is a much-admired Hollywood star. Rising to international fame despite hailing from a humble background, he is an epitome the quintessential American dream that many youngsters hold close to their hearts.

 6 Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
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Famous As: Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

A fashion icon, acclaimed actress, influential humanitarian and Special Envoy for the UNHCR, Angelina Jolie is a highly noted celebrity in Hollywood. She has been hailed for her philanthropic efforts around the globe and praised for her power packed performances. Mother of six, of whom three are adopted, Angelina Jolie is a role model for the women of this generation.

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 7 Will Smith

Will Smith
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

The charismatic, versatile and bankable American artist, Will Smith, tasted early success with rapping. A successful transition into films and television soon followed and made Smith a phenomenal success. With solid earnings, he has also frequently secured himself a place in the list of highest paid actors in world.

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 8 Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Actor-producer, Tom Cruise, is an international superstar, heartthrob of millions and is a recipient of numerous awards. The Mission: Impossible star has been one of the most bankable and versatile Hollywood actors since 1980s. Interestingly, he once aspired to be a priest but is now amongst the highest paid actors in the world.

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 9 Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood
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Listed In: Actors, Directors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
The quintessential Western man in the Hollywood movies, Clint Eastwood is regarded as the cultural icon of masculinity. Eastwood’s brilliant portrayal of tough, rugged, ruthless guy in the Western movies endeared him to the masses and brought him international fame.

 10 Mia Malkova

Mia Malkova
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 11 Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

A talented youngster, Ariana Grande first stepped into the world of entertainment through Broadway musical 13 and later shot to fame with television series Victorious and its spinoff, Sam & Cat. Her television series also kick started her musical career which flourished with the release of her five commercially successful and critically applauded albums and collaborations with various other artists.

 12 Abella Danger

Abella Danger
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 13 Angela White

Angela White
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian

 14 Julia Ann

Julia Ann
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 15 Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
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Listed In: Actresses, Models
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

 16 Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress who is known for her performances in independent films and huge blockbusters. Some of her notable films are The Wings of the Dove, The King's Speech, Hamlet, Howards End, Fight Club, Les Misérables . She was also part of the Harry Potter series. She was bestowed with the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2012.

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 17 Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Singer, songwriter, and actress, Selena Gomez, was destined for a career in the entertainment industry! The daughter of an actress, she was exposed to acting as a child and began her career early on. She gained much fame as a singer and actress in her teenage and was named the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.

 18 Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian

With strong performances in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad and I, Tonya, Australian actress Margot Robbie has become one of the most famous actresses of her generation and also one of the world's highest-paid actresses. In her short career till now, she has won numerous award nominations and has become a significant name in the advertising world.

 19 Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Multifaceted personality, Dolly Parton is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author and businesswoman and is known mainly for her work in country music. She has received various accolades and awards in her very successful singing career spanning several decades and has composed over 3,000 songs. She has also worked in several movies and is a prolific songwriter.

 20 Judy Garland

Judy Garland
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 22, 1969
American actress and singer, Judy Garland, was one of the most iconic artists of Hollywood's Golden Era. In a career that spanned forty five years, her exceptional talent shone brightly, especially in movies like The Wizard of Oz and A Star Is Born. The personal life of the superstar though, was full of struggles including drugs, alcohols and unsuccessful marriages.
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 21 Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Spanish, British

Millie Bobby Brown, the English actress and model, rose to prominence after acting in the TV series Stranger Things and then in the film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, in 2019. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in April 2018, making her the youngest person ever to be so.

 22 Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo Dicaprio
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Famous As: Actor, Film Producer
Birthdate: November 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Leonardo DiCaprio is a name every movie lover reveres. An Oscar, a BAFTA, and 3 Golden Globes does not do justice to DiCaprio’s immensely skilful performances and his top-notch portrayals of addicts, historical figures and business tycoons. From epic dramas and romances to crime and political thrillers, DiCaprio has constantly left a mark in each of his films.

 23 Robin Williams

Robin Williams
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Famous As: American stand-up comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: August 11, 2014

One of the finest comedians of all time, Robin Williams began his career as a stand-up comedian and soon moved to act in television and films. Though widely recognised for his comedic skills, the immensely talented Williams proved his versatility by taking up and successfully performing more serious roles in films like Good Will Hunting and The Fisher King.

 24 Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: June 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

From being a drug dealer to going to prison on the charge of attempted murder, Mark Wahlberg's young life was a troubled one. That is till the time he decided to pull himself out of the mess and live a worthy life. His foray into music began his journey which later took him into the world of television and film.

 25 Paul Walker

Paul Walker
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: November 30, 2013

Actor Paul Walker is remembered for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise. A talented star who made his debut as a child actor, he was known for taking up challenging roles, especially in action films. Besides acting, he had a keen interest in marine biology. He was killed in a tragic car accident in 2013.

 26 Riley Reid

Riley Reid
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 27 August Ames

August Ames
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian
Died: December 5, 2017

 28 Adriana Chechik

Adriana Chechik
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 29 Christy Mack

Christy Mack
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 30 India Summer

India Summer
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Famous As: Adult Film Stars
Birthdate: April 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 31 Valentina Nappi

Valentina Nappi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Italian

 32 Sean Connery

Sean Connery
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: October 31, 2020

The first person to play James Bond on screen, Scottish actor Sean Connery went on to star in seven films of the franchise. The role catapulted him to international fame, but this charismatic actor was not restricted to his iconic role. He also tasted critical and commercial success in other productions including Murder on the Orient Express and The Untouchables

 33 Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Born into a family of mixed ancestry in Texas, actor Matthew McConaughey had an interesting childhood. He played sports as a young boy and aspired to become a lawyer. However, he ultimately changed course to venture into acting, a field where he was able to make a mark with his brilliant performances. He is also a producer.

 34 Cameron Boyce

Cameron Boyce
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor, Dancer
Birthdate: May 28, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: July 6, 2019

American actor Cameron Boyce achieved stardom as a teenager when he played one of the leads in the television show, Jessie. His role in the Descendants television film catapulted him to bigger heights. He also starred in a number of successful feature films like Grown Ups. He died in July 2019, at a young age of 20, due to epilepsy.

 35 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: August 5, 1962

A legendary American actress, model, comedienne and singer, Marilyn Monroe emerged as a major sex symbol in Hollywood in the 1950s. Amongst the most successful actresses of her time, she also won critical acclaim for her acting in movies like Some Like It Hot. Her personal and professional life, though from the beginning, were marked by hardships, struggles and controversies.

 36 Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

An English actor known for his role as Superman in the DC Extended Universe superhero films, Henry Cavill has been active in the film industry for around two decades. As a teenager, he met actor Russell Crowe who inspired him to take up acting. He is known for his sex appeal and is considered a male sex symbol.

 37 Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

An actor primarily known for his roles in the DC Extended Universe films, Jason Momoa is famous for his rugged good looks and raw sex appeal. He is of mixed Hawaiian and European descent. Beginning a career in entertainment in his late teens, he has now become an internationally renowned star. He has multiple tattoos.  

 38 Blake Lively

Blake Lively
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Listed In: Models, Actresses
Famous As: Model and Actress
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Born into a family with a rich legacy in the entertainment industry, actress Blake Lively was exposed to acting as a young child. Even though she was not interested in acting as a teenager, she developed a passion for the same after winning a Teen Choice Award for one of her early TV shows.

 39 Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Julia Roberts is one of the most popular Hollywood actresses. She came to limelight in the 1990, when she played the female lead in the movie, Pretty Woman. In 2000, she won the Academy Award for best actress for her role in Erin Brockovich in 2000. She has been named the most beautiful woman in the world, a record five times, by the People magazine.

 40 Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: December 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Actor, director, and producer, Denzel Washington, is famous for portraying strong real-life characters like anti-apartheid activist, Steve Biko, and human rights activist, Malcolm X, in films. Well-built and ruggedly handsome, he became the first black star to be named the Sexiest Man Alive in 1996. 

 41 Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

Actress Kate Winslet’s most enduring character remains that of the protagonist in the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, which made her an international star. She’s also known for doing period roles in films like Sense and Sensibility, Jude and Hamlet. Some of her other notable films are Iris, Little Children, Steve Jobs and The Reader. She won an Oscar for her performance in The Reader

 42 Ralph Macchio

Ralph George Macchio Jr.
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Listed In: Actors
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Ralph Macchio is best known for his role in three Karate Kid films and Cobra Kai, a sequel television series. The Outsiders, Eight Is Enough, My Cousin Vinny, Crossroads, Ugly Betty and Hitchcock are some of his other notable films. He’s also been part of some TV projects and took part in the reality television show Dancing with the Stars.

 43 Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx
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Listed In: Actors, Comedians
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian, Jamie Foxx became internationally famous for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the biographical film Ray, a role that earned him an Academy Award. He is also known for hosting his own television sitcom, The Jamie Foxx Show. Besides acting, he is also a Grammy Award-winning musician who has released four albums.

 44 Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman
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Famous As: Actor, Producer
Birthdate: October 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

Australian actor Hugh Jackman’s Hollywood debut in the film X-Men made him a transatlantic actor and he went on to do the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018. Some of his other prominent films are Kate & Leopold, Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman, The Prestige and Australia. He is also a singer, songwriter and a dancer.

 45 Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 46 Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian, Indian, American

In 2010, Sunny Leone was named among 12 top porn stars by Maxim magazine. After a flourishing career in the porn industry, Sunny Leone settled in India where she is currently popular as a film actress. Her journey from a porn actress to a successful Bollywood personality is viewed as an inspirational story by many young women across the world. 

 47 Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian

A Canadian-American actress of Asian descent, Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress to win two Golden Globe awards and the first Asian woman to host the award ceremony. She is also the third actress of Asian origin to host the TV show, Saturday Night Live. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 48 Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore
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Listed In: Actresses
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and talented actresses of her generation, Julianne Moore was included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list in 2015. One of the most decorated actresses, Moore specializes in playing emotionally troubled women. A campaigner for gun control and gay rights, she has also written several children's books.

 49 Lisa Ann

Lisa Ann
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 50 Kendra Lust

Kendra Lust
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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